Filming is currently underway on an unauthorized behind-the-scenes dramatic movie about the popular ’90s teen series, Saved by the Bell. Jason Lapeyre (Restless Virgins) is directing from a script by Ron McGee (The Nine Lives of Chloe King). The Unauthorized Saved by the Bell Story will air on Monday, September 1, 2014 at 9pm PT/ET.
The 1990 series’ original casting director handled casting duties on Lifetime’s movie with Dylan Everett (Degrassi: The Next Generation) leading the cast as Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Saved by the Bell‘s Zack Morris. Sam Kindseth plays Dustin Diamon (‘Screech’), Julian Works is Mario Lopez (‘A.C. Slater’), and Alyssa Lynch is Tiffani-Amber Thiessen (‘Kelly Kapowski’). The cast also includes Tiera Skovbye as Elizabeth Berkley (‘Jessie Sapano’) and Taylor Russell McKenzie as Lark Voorhies (‘Lisa Turtle’).
The Unauthorized Saved by the Bell Story delves into the experiences of six unknown young actors placed into the Hollywood spotlight, exposing the challenges of growing up under public scrutiny while trying to maintain the squeaky clean image of their popular characters both on and off-screen.
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